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George had taken it firmly, and held it away from him, and had begun to unravel it as if he were taking the swaddling clothes off a new-born infant; and, before he had unwound a dozen yards, the thing was more like a badly-made door-mat than anything else.
Having unwound the string that tied the band on one leg, he carefully coiled it up and immediately set to work on the other leg, glancing up at Pierre.
I took the great paw in one hand and with the other hand untied and unwound the bandage, removed the splints and felt of the injured member.
He unwound the string, opened the parcel, and took out a bit of metal shaped like a horseshoe.
When it was written, Ursula unwound the gray ball to a considerable depth, pinned the note on it, and rewound the yarn over it.
Anne gently unwound the arms that clung round her--gently lifted the head that lay helpless on her bosom.
Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
When the products of Scotland were all exhausted except the rye bread the old man unwound me from the table leg and played me outside like a fisherman plays a salmon.